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Outgoing Mayor Myers endorses Taylor for Matthews top spot

Lee Myers has officially endorsed Matthews council member Jim Taylor in his bid to become the town’s new mayor.
“”It is vital that we elect Jim Taylor for mayor,” Myers said in a prepared statement. “He is accountable, energetic, professional and well connected with state and local leaders. His leadership and vision will protect our businesses, […]

By |September 21st, 2009|Matthews, Politics 2009|1 Comment

Matthews Alive! poster art contest winner announced

Elaina Henderlite is the winner of the 2009 Matthews Alive! Art Contest. Each year the Matthews Alive! Festival organizers host the Poster Art Competition. The art is used on festival posters, t-shirts, event guides and other items related to the annual festival. Artists were asked to design their posters around this year’s theme for the festival “Hometown Matthews – 4 Days or Forever.” […]

By |August 25th, 2009|Matthews|26 Comments

Matthews redefines its historic preservation outlook

by DillonH

A Historic Preservation Task Force appointed by Matthews Mayor Lee Myers has completed their work and presented their recommendations to the Matthews Board of Commissioners tonight.

The group began meeting in November 2008. They were charged with answering three questions: What is the future of the history in Matthews? Do we need a plan to preserve the history of Matthews? If so, what should the plan look like and whose responsibility is it to preserve the history of Matthews?

The Task Force was co-chaired by Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Taylor and Paula Lester of the Matthews Historical Foundation. The group made the following recommendations: […]

By |August 24th, 2009|History, Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews Alive! 2009 schedule released

Celebrate Labor Day with food, fun and lots of entertainment – with all of the proceeds going to non-profits in the Matthews community. This is the 17th year for the four day event. Presbyterian Hospital Matthews is the title sponsor of the event. […]

By |August 17th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments